Low Volume Scrap Quilts















When my “whites” scrap bin was overflowing I decided to make a bunch of blocks using a design idea from ‘Sunday Morning Quilts’, a favorite scrap quilting book.  

These blocks are fun and relaxing to make.  Also, when you choose to work with just one color, it’s hard to go wrong.  I like doing this when I’m quilting with scraps to avoid the completely crazy scrappy look.  Don’t get me wrong, I like that style too, but sometimes I want something a bit tamer, so I’ll do pinks, or blues and greens, etc.

In the end I had enough blocks for two quilts, a lap size and a baby size. 

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Once I had completed the two quilts that I showed you in my previous post, I had enough strips left for a small project.  I decided to make a table runner, which you can see in the first five photos of this post.

I had fun adding texture through different bits of lace and trim

Finally, after completing this table runner, I had enough scraps left for one randomly pieced quilt block!  Isn’t it amazing how far those scraps can go?

I decided to incorporate this one block into a design that I’d had in mind for a long time. Using lots of neural coloured fabrics, I put together one last quilt in this fabric palette.  I added in a bit of texture through lace and nubby linen like fabric.  

This last quilt ended up being my favourite of the four!

Warm Summer Cottage Quilt





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I started out by making the 2” squares quilt in these warm cottage colours.  I loved the color combo so much, plus I had cut too many strips and had all the inevitable little scraps, so I made this baby sized (40” square) log cabin quilt.

I still had scraps left, and wasn’t tired of these fabrics yet, so I made two more things... coming in the next post!

Quilt Labels











Through the years I’ve tried many different quilt labels.  Awhile back I was contacted by The Dutch Label Shop about trying out their woven labels.  I couldn’t resist this, as I’ve always known that woven labels would be my best option for durability and a professional look.

I chose a few different kinds, wanting to try out different colours, sizes, fonts, etc.  I suggest you do the same, ordering the smallest amount available for each kind.  

I chose their basic woven labels, as I didn’t have my own logo that I wanted to use, plus they have a large selection of premise clip art you can add to personalize.  Eg. I used a spool on one of mine.

You can also choose see on or sticky back iron on labels. I find I like the iron on option as I can press it in place, and then still stitch over top for added security.  (Plus I just like the look of stitching)

Size is also an important factor.  Get out your measuring stick and visualize those measurements!  Also consider how much wording you will have so it doesn’t end up too tiny on your label.  I chose the smallest size for some of mine, and next time will choose the biggest for this reason since my brand name is a mouthful!

Text, color, font, that’s the fun part and fairly self explanatory...  

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